New Face of Central Terminal Area (CTA) Light Ribbon


Owner : Los Angeles World Airports
Contact : Jed Zimmerman | | (213) 593-8164
Year Project Started : 2012
Year Project Constructed : On-Going
Project Cost : $43 M
Contract Amount : $373,000.00
Address : 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Client : AECOM
515 S. Flower Street, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Project Description:

Construction continues on various projects in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as part of an ongoing $4.1-billion airport modernization program. The Curbside Appeal Project continues with construction of modern glass canopies in front of TBIT and preparation for installation of dramatic LED (lighting-emitting diode) light bands and art-deco light poles, similar to the iconic LAX Gateway pylons. The new lights and canopies will extend through the entire length of the horseshoe-shaped curb between Terminals 1 and 7. The LED lights are estimated to last 10 years for significant cost savings.

VCA’s Role:

VCA Engineers, Incorporated (VCA) is responsible for the Civil Design of the CTA Beautification Project under AECOM. It includes the TBIT hardscape design, new curbs, and accessibility path of travel. VCA is also responsible for designing the Low Impact Development (LID) and/or Standard Urban Storm Water Mitigation Plan. VCA Engineers is also responsible for providing the Topographical Survey of the entire CTA from Terminals 1 to 8, including TBIT. VCA provided 3D mapping of both Arrivals and Departure area which includes elevations on the railing of the deck to define actual geometry of the railing for the light band attachment. VCA provided Cross Sections of CTA every 50 ft.

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